5 Minute Madressa for the 16th of Safar

(1) Islaamic History Qaaroon
Amongst the most prominent people to oppose Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was his very own cousin Qaaroon. Allaah had given Qaaroon so much wealth that just the keys to his treasures would tire a group of strong men. Qaaroon was intoxicated with the love of his wealth and forgot about Allaah. Hadhrat Moosa (AS) advised him not be boastful and to use his wealth to earn his Aakhirah by spending in avenues that please Allaah. However, Qaaroon maintained that he had earned his wealth and that none had a share in it. When he grew very haughty, he even made efforts to disgrace Hadhrat Moosa (AS). The day came when Allaah caused the ground to swallow him up together with his palace and all his wealth. The people who witnessed this punishment took a lesson from this and turned closer to Allaah.

(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Restoring speech
A boy who had been unable to speak since birth was brought to Rasulullaah (SAW). “At least tell me who I am?” Rasulullaah (SAW) asked him. The boy immediately replied, “You are the Rasool of Allaah.” From that day onwards, he was always able to speak.

(3) A Fardh Believing in the power of Allaah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Allaah is not such that anything in the heavens and the earth can defeat him. He is the All Knowing, Powerful”.
[ Surah Faatir, verse 44]
Nothing is beyond the power and control of Allaah. It is Fardh (obligatory) to believe that Allaah has this tremendous power.
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa for pious children
The following Du’aa should be recited for pious children:

رَبِّ هَبْ لِيْ مِنَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

TRANSLATION: O my Rabb! Grant me pious children.
[Surah Saafaat, verse 100]
(5) A Nafl Memorising 40 Ahadeeth
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Whoever from my Ummah memorises 40 Ahadeeth through which Allaah grants him benefit will be told to enter Jannah from whichever gate he desires.”
[Durrul Mukhtaar]
(6) A Sin Miserliness
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who are miserly, who instruct others to be miserly and who conceal what (knowledge about the truthfulness of Rasulullaah (SAW) and wealth) Allaah had given them through His bounty (such people shall suffer terribly). We have prepared for the Kaafiroon a disgracing punishment”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 37]
(7) This World Allaah loves those who do good
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Spend in the path (obedience) of Allaah (in worship and Jihaad) and do not throw your own hands (do not lead yourselves) into destruction. Do good, for Allaah certainly loves those who do good”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 195]
(8) The Aakhirah The severity of the fire of Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that if a person from the fire of Jahannam has to be placed in the fire of this world, he would fall asleep.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Nabeedh of dates
Rasulullaah (SAW) was once invited to the Waleemah of Hadhrat Abu Usayd Saa’idi (RA). His wife later said that she had soaked some dates in an earthen pot overnight and then given Rasulullaah (SAW) the water to drink.
The water in which dates are soaked overnight is called Nabeedh. It strengthens the stomach and is also effective in treating gum ulcers.
[Mu’aalajaatun Nabawi]
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The Most Merciful has mercy on those who show mercy. Have mercy on those on earth and Him in the heavens shall have mercy on you.”
[Abu Dawood]